Yonge & Eglinton Through The Years

There’s something about the summer that just makes you feel nostalgic. Perhaps it’s all the fresh, warm air, or maybe the fact that our minds relax enough this time of year to take an extra moment to think back on what was. We’re feeling a little nostalgic this week about one of our favourite neighbourhoods in the city – Yonge and Eglinton. We don’t have an attic with old photos and artifacts of this beloved area, but luckily the Toronto Archives provide plenty of pics to peruse from way back when.

If you know the area well, you’ll surely spot some changes. And if Yonge and Eg is new to you, we’re happy to help in your journey to getting to know the neighbourhood.

From 1907 – 1931

Road repairs on north Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue. - [between 1907 and 1912] Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue. - 1912 Eglinton Avenue West, looking west from Yonge Street. - 1922f1231_it0736 f1231_it0855 f1231_it1630

From 1950 – 1963

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From 1977 – 1996

Streets - Yonge Street/1978 study. - 1977-1983

Streets - Elm/Eglinton. - 1982-1986

North Toronto. - [198-]


Yonge Street , Bloor Street to Rosedale. - 1990

Issues - streetwall/corner buildings and street proportions. - [199?]-1996

Photos via the City of Toronto Archives. 

The Best Architects to Follow on Instagram

Beautiful architecture and Instagram are two things that go hand in hand. We love scrolling through feeds that feature stunning buildings and amazing cityscapes. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Instagrammers who also happen to be skilled architects, so you know that they already have a trained eye for this sort of thing.

Be sure to give these architects a follow:

1. Bjarke Ingels

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2. Deborah Berke

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3. Mauricio Tufiño

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4. Marcio Kogan

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5. Jeanne Gang

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6. The Architext

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7. Vivien Wei Wei Liu

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8. Julio Juárez

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9. Sou Fujimoto

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10. Vincent Van Duysen

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